Modern Box Home in Rural Wisconsin

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June 29, 2013
Originally published in America the Beautiful
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Land, Sky, and Seasons
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  The exterior of the Field House, designed by Wendell Burnette Architects in Ellington, Wisconsin.
    The exterior of the Field House, designed by Wendell Burnette Architects in Ellington, Wisconsin.
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  A longtime collector of furniture and art, Dr. Robert Geller finally lives among his prized possessions. In the living room, he sits on a Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll. To his right are an Arco floor lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos and a BeoLab 5 speaker from Bang & Olufsen. The sculptures  to Geller’s left and in the foreground are by American artist Arlene Shechet, Everything Seems to be Something Else and Just Remembered.
    A longtime collector of furniture and art, Dr. Robert Geller finally lives among his prized possessions. In the living room, he sits on a Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll. To his right are an Arco floor lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos and a BeoLab 5 speaker from Bang & Olufsen. The sculptures to Geller’s left and in the foreground are by American artist Arlene Shechet, Everything Seems to be Something Else and Just Remembered.
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  The master bedroom; the painting is by Radcliffe Bailey.
    The master bedroom; the painting is by Radcliffe Bailey.
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  A silo ladder in the study leads to the roof deck. Both desk lamps are Tizios by Richard Sapper for Artemide; the pendant is a Zettle’z by Ingo Maurer; and the Kalos armchair and Solo desk chair are by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia.
    A silo ladder in the study leads to the roof deck. Both desk lamps are Tizios by Richard Sapper for Artemide; the pendant is a Zettle’z by Ingo Maurer; and the Kalos armchair and Solo desk chair are by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia.
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  The master bedroom features a Chest of Drawers by Tejo Remy for Droog and a How High the Moon chair by Shiro Kuramata.
    The master bedroom features a Chest of Drawers by Tejo Remy for Droog and a How High the Moon chair by Shiro Kuramata.
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  On the roof, Geller takes in the night sky with his telescope.
    On the roof, Geller takes in the night sky with his telescope.
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  Orgone chaise longue by Marc Newson for Cappellini
    Orgone chaise longue by Marc Newson for Cappellini
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  The deck in the "memory orchard" of the Field House.
    The deck in the "memory orchard" of the Field House.
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  The long rectangular Field House abuts what Burnette describes as a “memory 
orchard,” a grove of fruit trees just beyond the deck that was planted in honor of Geller’s late father.
    The long rectangular Field House abuts what Burnette describes as a “memory orchard,” a grove of fruit trees just beyond the deck that was planted in honor of Geller’s late father.
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  Floor plan of the Field House
    Floor plan of the Field House
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